10 Car Owners Seek Damages for Vehicles Burned in NAIA Terminal 3 Parking Fire

10 car owners seek damages after fire at NAIA Terminal 3 parking in Philippines; operator to be responsible, but liability unclear as facility is leased to private concessionaire.

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Shivani Chauhan
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10 Car Owners Seek Damages for Vehicles Burned in NAIA Terminal 3 Parking Fire

Ten car owners are seeking damages for their vehicles that were burned in a fire at the NAIA Terminal 3 parking extension in the Philippines on April 22, 2024. The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) confirmed the incident, stating that the fire spread rapidly and affected several vehicles, though no injuries were reported.

The Philippine Skylanders Int'l (PSI), the operator of the parking area, has stated that they will be responsible for all damages incurred by the owners of the affected vehicles. However, the MIAA had previously stated that they are not liable for the incident as the parking area is leased to a private concessionaire.

The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) has initiated an investigation into the cause of the fire. The MIAA is also still investigating the incident, which may have been due to the windy conditions and the surrounding grass area.

Why this matters: This incident raises concerns about the safety and security measures in place at airport parking facilities. It also highlights the importance of clear liability agreements between airport authorities and private concessionaires operating on their premises.

As the investigations by the BFP and MIAA continue, the affected car owners await resolution on the damages they have incurred due to the fire. PSI's commitment to take responsibility for the damages provides some reassurance, but the incident emphasizes the need for robust fire prevention and response measures at airport parking facilities to protect the property of travelers.

Key Takeaways

  • 10 car owners seek damages for vehicles burned in NAIA T3 parking fire on April 22, 2024.
  • Parking operator PSI to be responsible for damages, but MIAA claims no liability as it's a private lease.
  • BFP and MIAA investigating cause, possibly due to windy conditions and surrounding grass area.
  • Incident raises concerns about safety and security measures in airport parking facilities.
  • Affected car owners await resolution on damages, highlighting need for robust fire prevention measures.